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Gordon (Dick) Goodwin earned his doctorate in composition at the University of Texas. His principle teachers were Kent Kennan, Hunter Johnson, J. Clifton Williams, Anthony Donato, Lothar Kline, and Janet McGaughey. He taught composition and theory at the University of Texas for over ten years, then in 1973 moved to the University of South Carolina where he conducted the orchestra and served as head of the theory-composition area. He is now Distinguished Professor Emeritus at USC.

Following the audio clips below are links to representative works grouped by category. For a more compete listing, more information, or questions about specific instrumentations please contact us. Perusal scores and, in many cases, demo recordings are available upon request.

Current activities: 
There are always several things in the hopper. 
Dick is orchestrating a show for singer/songwriter Billy Jonas. 
He is also writing a piece for classical guitar and double bass, tentatively titled “Song & Dance Man,” commissioned by bassist Craig Butterfield for an upcoming tour and recording.
“Para Entonces” (three Spanish songs) was recorded by mezzo Helen Tintes-Schuermann (who commissioned the piece) with Winifred Goodwin (piano) and William Terwilliger (violin) has been released on MSR Classics.

His arrangements and compositions for the Goodwinds (a quartet with Cynthia Hopkins and Robyn Leadbitter, flutes/John Bittle, clarinet/Colleen Marcou, cello) were featured in a recent concert at the Sumter, SC Opera House.

He wrote and produced the theme and incidental music for SCETV program, “Take On The South.”


AUDIO CLIPS

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From Jabbo: Jenkins Orphanage for flute, oboe, and cello, Charleston Chamber Players (2:00)

From Paraph for clarinet and orchestra, Richard Stoltzman, soloist with the Warsaw Phil. (MMC label) (1:12)

From Boop Music: Bamboo Isle for woodwind quintet, Carolina Chamber Players (1:45)


 

 

 

 

 


Updated: June 23, 2017

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July 19 (Wed.) Dick Goodwin Big Band with guest guitarist Dwight Spencer at the Main Street Public House (Columbia, SC) 7:00 – 10:00

July 23 (Sun.) DG Big Band in concert at the Lourie Center (1650 Park Cir., Columbia) at 3:00

Healing Harmonies:  Dick continues to coordinate (and write a lot of arrangements for) a series of concerts at Palmetto Richland, Palmetto Baptist, and the VA hospitals … an outreach program sponsored by the South Carolina Philharmonic

Write us for more details on any of these programs … dgmusics@bellsouth.net

Dick -- sometimes known as Gordon (Dick) Goodwin – continues to write choral and symphonic music and to do arrangements for such groups as the SC Philharmonic, Billings (Montana) and Battle Creek Symphony Orchestras.

Winifred Goodwin continues to perform as principle keyboardist with the SC Phil., staff pianist at USC, and pianist at Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church.  She and faculty flutist Jennifer Parker-Harley have completed an album of lullabies (and other selections) that includes pieces by Dick and Jennifer’s dad, Charlie Parker.

 

 

RECENT EVENTS:

Dick, also known as composer Gordon (Dick) Goodwin recently had a large work for orchestra and chorus premiered at Southeast Missouri Universtiy in Cape Girardeau.  The work, “Timeless Banks and Shoals” (with texts by Paddy Bell) was commissioned to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the University’s River Campus. 

May 6 the Big Band played for Social Inc.’s annual event with 1500 young people promenading and dancing in unison into the evening at the James Brown Arena/Bell Auditorium, Augusta, GA

May 7 (2:30-500 as always) – Carolina Jazz Society at the Lourie Center (Traditional Jazz Concert)

May 15 DG Big Band played again this year for the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame at the Metropolitan Convention Center

May 21 the Big Band was featured as part of Doug & Bunny Williams’ “rural jazz festival”  -- for more details:
dougandbunnywilliams@yahoo.com

June 4 the Big Band played a Piccolo Spoteto (Charleston, SC) concert to a full house with the Columbia Choral Society.   His composition “Jasmine Rhythms” (with text by Paddy Bell) was the featured work

 

Winifred Goodwin continues to perform as principle keyboardist with the SC Phil. and as staff pianist at USC where she has done a string of recitals including performances with visiting guest artists from the Philadelphia and the Met Opera Orchestras.  She and faculty flutist Jennifer Parker-Harley have completed an album of lullabies (and other selections) that includes pieces by Dick and Jennifer’s dad, Charlie Parker.

 

Recordings
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GEM Recordings
Kerrville Music Festival
Article about Dick Goodwin in December 28, 2008, The State: PDF
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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